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Rodney G,

thank you for your reply and correction. But was there also a Alexander D.? Maybe a cousin of the Vasily in question?

Having Fun! / Re: Definitely NOT a Silly Question
« on: January 23, 2009, 03:00:00 PM »

Very interesting point! I agree with you. There are a lot of countries with dynasties - families who play an excellent role in the economic and social life of these societies.

Like the Kennedy family or the Bush-Clan, the Rockefellers, Guggenheims, Vanderbilts etc. in the U.S.A.

Here in Germany there are such families, but after the WW II they are not that much in the public focus like in other countries. Most of them live remote from the public and media.

We had for example the Krupp family, but with Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach died the last Krupp in 1986.

Imperial Russian Antiques / Faberge and Cartier
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:43:30 PM »

Did anyone here see the Faberge and Cartier exhibition in Munich a  few years ago?
It was great I think!

What were your favourites exhibits?

Do you know where the family lives today?

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Ludwig II
« on: January 19, 2009, 11:37:46 AM »

There were always rumours about gunshots. Some people still think that his family wanted to get rid of the king because he spoilt too much money by constructing new palaces and because he neglected his duties as monarch.
Maybe we will never know the truth...


Were the Leuchtenberg-Romanowsky family descendents of Eugène-Rose de Beauharnais, the stepson of Napoleon I Bonaparte, who married a Baverian princes?Beauharnais was made Duke of Leuchtenberg by his father in law king Maximilian I Joseph of Baviera.

In munich there is a palais Leuchtenberg in Ludwigstraße. A beautiful, big palace which today houses the ministry of finance.


Good idea! I'll have a look there! Thank you!


Another good reason to visit Amsterdam! Sounds marvellous, 1800 items!


Thank you for the information!

Do you know if the exhibition is shown in other musems in other countries too?

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Re: Frost und Sonne
« on: January 17, 2009, 03:16:35 PM »

I realy liked it too! But the theory of Felix and Rasputing having a sexual relation seems a bit weired to me, even if it might be an interesting aspect of the Rasputin complot.

What do you think?


ashdean, thank you for clearing the Dolgoruki familyconnections!

Books about the Romanovs and Imperial Russia / Frost und Sonne
« on: January 17, 2009, 10:44:32 AM »


has anyone here read Asta Scheib's book "Frost und Sonne" about Felix Yussupov and Rasputin?
It's fiction, but based on the historic backround  and in my opinion a good description of the life they lived.

What do you think about it?

I don't know if it's translated into English, yet?


The Wittlesbachs / Re: Ludwig II
« on: January 17, 2009, 04:15:29 AM »

That sounds resonable.


Thank you for the information, ashdean!

Was he a uncle or cousin of Princes Sophia (Sofka) Dolgoruki?

The Wittlesbachs / Re: Ludwig II
« on: January 16, 2009, 12:44:47 PM »

Well, there are several stories about the shoots. I believe that he drowned by trying to kill himself or escape, too. Still there are some mysterious facts about the death of Dr. von Gudden's death. He was a psychiatrist, who examined the king and looked after him in Schloß Berg where the king was arrested.

It's true, there were other people in the family witn mental disfunction. His younger brother Otto was kept in Fürstenried castle till the end of his life, because he was insane. 

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